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Newcastle Werewolf - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 20
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Zorro on 07-17-2011)
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3/5  rDev -6%

SATBMan, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6%

BankerNes, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Windigo
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oooooh, this be a bitter red ale, folks. It reminds me of Old Speckled Hen...and for those of you who enjoy the bitterness, more power to you. I brought this on tap at work for the Fall season. The name sold it as did the fact it was a child of the Newcastle Family. But not all Nukes are created equal. Through the "Bartending Grapevine" I have heard this most recent batch did not sell as well as the last. All heresay, sure, but unless my Beer Geeks beg me to bring it back at our pub, I'm not doin' it.

Windigo, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -6%

barnzy78, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Sheepdog
2.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A= Deep ruby brown color, nice foamy head

S= Nuts, Toasty malts

T= Like a Newcastle with a berry slight berry taste. To much of a sugary after taste on my tongue. Metallic.

M= Werewolf had a light medium body with low carbonation. Not to my liking.

O= I rather have a regular Newcastle. Not very drinkable. My Wife seemed to enjoy it so I would only buy again if she requested it. No wonder my friend gave it to me as a parting gift When I left his house.

Sheepdog, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3


Thanks for the gift, DarthKostrizer!

Clear amber and light brown with a very thin, nearly non-existent khaki colored head that eventually leaves lines of lacing down the glass.

The aroma consists of toast, perhaps slightly burned, table bread, and an earthy, grassy hop character.

The flavor follows the nose but is more bitter than I would have imagined. The hops are quite earthy, and there's just a bit of bready sweetness.

The biggest detractor to this beer its its mouthfeel--it's very thin with low carbonation and somewhat metallic. Watery.

Average, I suppose.

ehammond1, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev -6%

jeffthepony, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of doucmehu
3/5  rDev -6%

doucmehu, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of RichBeer
4/5  rDev +25.4%

RichBeer, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ColSanders123
3/5  rDev -6%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of KidRagnarok
3/5  rDev -6%

KidRagnarok, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of nightwing002
3/5  rDev -6%

nightwing002, Nov 14, 2011
4/5  rDev +25.4%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: dark red/brown color, clear, light tan dissipating head.
S: muted. some toffee and dark caramel and maybe a hint of chocolate and roasted nuts.
T: almost no malt sweetness and just a touch of earthy hop bitterness and some spiciness from the rye. very dry due to the high attenuation. a bit of a sourish twang.
M: light, kinda thin and fizzy.
O: if not for the difference in color, i could hardly tell this apart from regular newkie brown.

MrMcGibblets, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of zaphodchak
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thin whide head, amber brown body.

Malty nose, some tartness, some nut.

Slightly tart taste, lots of nutty, roasty malt. A bit acrid. Pretty standard.

Mouthfeel a bit prickly and foamy.

Decent, not a letdown, but by no means extraordinary. Little to say overall.

zaphodchak, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of jjanega08
2.05/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

No freshness date on it but I will note that the bottle says blood red ale not english brown...

A= Pours a dark amber to brown color when held to the light it is clearly an amber color with a small head on it that is bright white and holds some retention but not much. The lacing is minimal.

S= Smells like a buiscuty toasty amber. There is actually a little alcohol in the nose despite the low alcohol.

T= The taste is big on the alcohol! What the hell is going on here. It tastes like a shot of vodka. A little buiscuit and toast but a lot of vodka.

M= An ideal amount of carbonation

O= What the hell is going on here. Did they accidentally bottle booze or is this beer. This is the worst tasting beer I've had in a long long time.

jjanega08, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of JayQue
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Much better than regular Newcastle. Not as sweet and cloying. Poured a clear copper color with a reddish tint into a pint glass. Nice size white head, good retention (all the way to the end of the drink) and good lacing. A good looking beer. Aroma is mild maltiness.

Taste is malty, some caramel, some earthy tones and a little floral aspect. Some balancing grassy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp, no annoying sweetness or weird aftertastes. Goes down easy, a nice mild malty beer with most of the flavor coming out as the beer warms.

Would be a nice session beer, would like to try it on cask or on tap sometime. A big improvement over the more well known Newcastle.

JayQue, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 12-pack of bottles at a local bottle shop, and poured into a tumbler pint. The beer pours a ruby highlighted, copper coloring that is bright and vibrant, with a slow bubbling of carbonation. The head starts out pretty massive, as the beer pours with a ton of foam. An early three inches of foaming, frothy, off-white colored head eventually settles out into a dense, thin film. Good cling along the glass as the beer goes down. Supersweet nose of malt, nut, and plum/raisin. The beer has a smooth, rich flavor profile that comes through initially with hazelnut sweetness and a slight roasted coffee bitter to blend. Dark fruit highlights throughout the brew's flavors, with a wine-like character, as well. The aftertaste is mostly the wine and dark fruit characteristics from the end of the taste spectrum, and the finish is slow to clear, but clears completely. Interesting brew, and not too shabby. I'm not crazy about it, but it's something I would drink again.

GarthDanielson, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of DrJay
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear coppery colour with a thin whitish cap, good head retention with a lot of streak lacing. The aroma was your basic English character, malty, caramel, earthy hops. Bitterness was balanced, fruity and malty flavour, slightly nutty and a bit buttery. Medium to light bodied with lowish carbonation, decent texture. Pretty easy drinking and worth a try.

DrJay, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of mralphabet
3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a ruby red with a good 2 fingers worth of head. Head settles to a nice ring and layer.. Great lacing from start to finish.

S: OK, there is a lot of stuff here... First thing I smell is grapes, little caramel malt, bread, yeast and a hint of grass. Very sweet smelling.

T: Malt at the start .... mixed in the middle is a mix of grapes, bread, yeast and caramel... bread really comes on strong as it warms up.. Finish has a slight bitterness with a sweet aftertaste.

M: Medium body with a sharp medium high carbonation.

O: Strange brew, not a bad brew just a wild mix of things going on.. Not like most English Brown Ales I've had... Give it a shot, worth looking into for the different mix.

mralphabet, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of ronniebruner
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I must admit I was very disappointed in this beer. I bought a 12 pack and I am stuck with the other 11 bottles. This is the first time Newcastle has disappointed me. The beer pours a dark amber color, has a hint of porter aroma and the taste is of a barreled porter, but not a good one. The beer has minimal foam and lace, and while it is not the worst beer in the world, I will not be buying any more.

ronniebruner, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of khd420
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall an average beer not really what I expected. Not the "blood red" it advertises more of an amber. Tastes alright took a little while to get a real taste of it, a lot of taste comes from after taste more so then initial sips. A little bitter with a sweet element that was undefinable and seemed to change the more I drank almost like a hint of berries when I started and a little more grass the deeper in I went.

I bought it for the novelty of being "werewolf" and would bye it again for the novelty not so much personal consumption.

khd420, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of KarlHungus
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into thin lacing. The aroma is of caramel and toffee, but is quite faint. The taste is similar to the aroma, but a little less faint. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer. However, it is on the weaker side for the style, and lacks any sort of complexity.

KarlHungus, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of UncleAddie
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Amber, thin head leaving a little on the outer of a glass
S: Malty, Fruity, Rye, possible hint of lemon
T: Good flavor up front, lingering bite.
M: Smooth with light carbonation.
O: Decent beer. When compared to Newcaste Brown Ale, it does not measure up. Glad I only bought a single. Would recommend it to try at least once.

UncleAddie, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of Paincane
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Amber in color (not blood red as claimed on label) with thin white head leaving little lace.
S: Malt and rye aromas.
T: Malt flavor up front with rye and bitter bite that lingers.
M: Medium bodied with active carbonation.
O: Average beer that simply does not stack up to Newcastle Brown Ale in my opinion. Bought a sixer. Will finish them, but will not seek out again.

Paincane, Sep 19, 2011
Newcastle Werewolf from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.